Isabel De Boel

Isabel De Boel

Assistant Director of Advancement Operations

Isabel De Boel joined LACO’s development staff as Advancement and Prospect Research Associate in May 2016. She is excited to combine her arts administration background with her passion for donor stewardship, especially within the classical music world. Previously, Isabel worked at Los Angeles Ballet where she developed strategies to double annual fund contributions, and collaborated with the Executive Director and Board to raise over $1.6 million in contributed funds. Isabel’s love for the performing arts has been life long, she also held development positions at the Colorado Symphony and the Parlando School for Musical Arts.

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Isabel studied Political Science at American University in Washington, DC. While in DC, Isabel frequently performed horn with the Washington Savoyards and worked as a freelance musician before moving to Colorado to pursue her musical studies. She received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied under LACO principal horn Michael Thornton. The talented musicians she met and worked with inspired her to help strengthen America’s commitment to the performing arts by pursuing a career in arts advocacy and development.

Isabel is an avid fiber arts enthusiast who also enjoys hiking, exploring Los Angeles, and restoring classic cars with her husband Michael.


Set in out of the ordinary locales, SESSION is a unique experience where LACO musicians join forces with compelling composers. Each program is designed to fit the unique properties of a space and test ideas about the relationship between performers and audience.

Sound Investment

Meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work.